HIPAA for Substance Abuse Providers

HIPAA for Substance Abuse Providers

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This course presents information pertaining to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), particularly Titles I & II.  The course is for substance abuse care providers, a primary care-giver responsible for applying HIPAA rules many times each day.  In addition to a general discussion of HIPAA, the course contains case studies in three areas important to nursing professionals: Protected Health Information, Electronic Transactions Security, and Physical Safeguards.

Tricia Seymour, PhD, LPC – Dr. Seymour is a licensed psychotherapist & supervisor with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Seymour started her private practice in 1990 working with individuals, couples, and families. During her early years in private practice she assisted in the creation of an inpatient treatment program. She has been adjunct faculty at Park University and is currently the COO of Ed4Online.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify reasons why HIPAA was enacted
  • Recall patient rights under HIPAA
  • Choose various examples of protected health information
  • Define the requirements and standards for working with protected health information
  • Recognize HIPAA compliance and the penalties for not complying as mandated by law

All materials are included in this course.

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher  with Windows
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

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